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—Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-73) 36th US President, Democrat


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VIDEO: The wine collection with a Nazi past 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:41:48 GMT 
    In a Moldovan vineyard cellar lies a collection of wine confiscated from Hermann Goering.

VIDEO: Peru to auction ex-spy chief jewels 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:38:07 GMT 
    The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

VIDEO: Dozens killed in Libya clashes 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:34:48 GMT 
    Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli.

VIDEO: Huge dust cloud covers Phoenix 
  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:18:20 GMT 
    A large dust storm has covered the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona, causing poor visibility and tough driving conditions.

VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:02:14 GMT 
    Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.

Police told off for Lily Allen image 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:02:13 GMT 
    Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.

Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes' 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:49 GMT 
    Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.

Ryanair raises profit forecasts 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:11:20 GMT 
    Budget airline Ryanair has raised its annual profit forecast after seeing a sharp rise in earnings for the three months to June.

Banks named in silver-fix lawsuit 
  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:24:48 GMT 
    Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.

Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:08 GMT 
    Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".

Absent fans get robot to do cheering 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:27 GMT 
    A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.

Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:33:57 GMT 
    Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Toronto to open with The Judge 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:56:48 GMT 
    The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, is announced as the opening film of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

California hit by raging wildfires 
  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:42 GMT 
    Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.

Wildlife loss link to child slavery 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT 
    New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
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